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A Social-Media Murder

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OFF THE RACES: Trump still on top, per Q poll

A new national Quinnipiac poll shows Trump in first place among GOP voters at 28 percent, with 12 percent for Ben Carson and seven percent apiece for Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.

The same poll shows Hillary Clinton at 45 percent, Bernie Sanders at …

Donald Trump

Is Biden Stoking the Fire - Or Throwing Cold Water on It?

First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.

Biden: My heart and soul "are pretty well banged up"

We heard Vice President Joe Biden talk about his thoughts on a 2016 run for the first time since the …

Joe Biden

The Battles of New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina was a disaster of nature and of government, and President Obama and George W. Bush—who are in New Orleans this week to observe the storm’s tenth anniversary—would probably disagree on which force deserves more blame. Our view is that while nature’s fury is eternal, the Gulf …

New Orleans

Lessons From the Murders of TV Journalists in the Virginia Shooting

The slaying of two journalists Wednesday as they broadcast live to a television audience in Virginia is still seared on our screens and our minds, but it’s a moment not only to mourn but also to learn lessons.

The horror isn’t just one macabre double-murder, but the unrelenting toll of gun violence …

Guns

Press Pass with Jamil Smith: 'People Are Past Hope and Change'

The political conversation regarding race, gender, and sex in America tends to put the public on edge, but Jamil Smith isn't shying away from controversial debates in his new podcast 'Intersection.'

The Senior Editor at The New Republic launched his podcast in the hope that "people will get a better …

Racism

What Biden Can (And Can't) Do as He Mulls a 2016 Run

As Vice President Joe Biden mulls a presidential run, he is legally allowed to discuss the 2016 campaign with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (as he did on Saturday) and speak with potential donors (as he's planning to do after Labor Day).

He's even allowed to "test the waters" by making a visit to the early …

Joe Biden

ComPRESSed: Fiorina on Clinton's Emails and Workplace Diversity

Carly Fiorina

Full Interview: Joni Ernst talks 2016, ISIS and More

Islamic State (ISIS)

Rand Paul In Haiti: Full Interview

Rand Paul

Gov. Jerry Brown on California Wildfires: "There's Plenty of This To Come"

Jerry Brown

Full Interview: Jerry Brown on 2016, Clinton's Emails and California Wildfires

Jerry Brown

Carly Fiorina Still Has 'Admiration and Respect' for Hillary Clinton

Carly Fiorina

Meet the Voters that are Fueling the Donald Trump Surge

Donald Trump

GOP Campaign Strategists: Trump Will Not Be the Nominee

Donald Trump

Carly Fiorina: The Full Meet the Candidates Interview

Carly Fiorina

Trump: Nobody's Been Tougher on Hillary Clinton than Me

Hillary Clinton

She's Got Mail: What Hillary Clinton has Said about her Private Email Server

Email

Howard Dean: Hillary Clinton too 'Lawyerly' on Email Controversy

Howard Dean

Jerry Brown: If I Were Joe Biden, I'd Give 2016 Run 'Serious Consideration'

Joe Biden

MTP Panel Talks Realities of Biden 2016 Run

Joe Biden

Carly Fiorina: We Should Not Repeal the 14th Amendment

Carly Fiorina

GOP Campaign Strategists: Trump Will Not Be the Nominee

Two of the Republican Party's most prominent strategists agreed Sunday that Donald Trump is tapping into a deep well of voters' dissatisfaction with Washington — but they both insisted he won't win the party's nomination for president.

"There's a lot of frustration and anger in the country about the …

Republican Party

Gov. Brown on Biden 2016: If I Were Him, 'I'd Probably Give It Very Serious Consideration'

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday if he were Vice President Joe Biden, he'd give "very serious consideration" to running for president — and suggested a Biden bid could spell trouble for frontrunner Hillary Clinton's White House hopes.

"All I can say is, if I were Hillary, I would say [to …

Joe Biden

Carly Fiorina: Obama 'Broke Every Rule of Negotiation' on Iran Deal

President Barack Obama "broke every rule of negotiation" in brokering the Iran Deal, Carly Fiorina said, and regardless of what Congress decides, "the rest of the world has moved on" with its implementation.

But as president, she said she'd implement a "new deal," cutting off the flow of money to …

Middle East

Carly Fiorina: I Owe Hillary 'A Debt of Gratitude,' But She's 'Lied'

Carly Fiorina said in an interview Saturday that she and other female candidates for office owe Hillary Clinton a "debt of gratitude" for legitimizing their candidacies, and "in many ways" still admires the former Secretary of State.

"She was the first serious woman candidate for president. We do …

Carly Fiorina

ComPRESSed: Trump's Rising Star and Clinton's Email Struggle

Email

Actress Ellen Page Confronts Ted Cruz on Gay Rights at Iowa State Fair

Actress Ellen Page engaged in an extensive, six-minute back-and-forth with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz at the Iowa State Fair on Friday over the potential impact of religious freedom legislation on the LGBT community.

Page — who starred in movies including "Juno" and "X-Men" — …

Ted Cruz

Can Trump Turn From Summer Fling to Serious Relationship?

When it comes to picking candidates for president, summer is for dating and winter is for mating. The question is not so much why Donald Trump and …

Democrats urge Clinton to offer better explanation of emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among elected Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry is taking a toll on her presidential campaign.

The Democratic front-runner's campaign has taken …

Email